Please follow these guidelines to ensure you submit the correct file to us and avoid any delays with your order.
Your artwork should adhere to the following guidelines:
- High resolution, vector-based graphics
- Single color, print-ready file
- Avoid drop shadows or gradients
- Text should be no less than 6pt
- Minimum stroke width of at least 0.5pt
- Keep workable area to scale
- Convert text to outlines
- Leave locked guides visible
For reference, the BLACK areas of your image will be the engraving (i.e the parts of the ice that are raised when stamped). You do not need to flip your image, how it looks in your file is how it will look on the ice.
After you have placed your order we will send you a proof to confirm that the attached image is exactly as supplied. Once the artwork file has been approved we will begin the preparation process for engraving your image.
For Multi-layer engraving you can have a maximum of 2-3 layers. These layers can be separated into different levels of gray shading and engraved at different depths (any black lines would be engraved at the deepest level).
If you have a scanned drawing or a file in a different format than Adobe Illustrator (.ai), we can convert it into vector artwork for you! Anything from a signature to a simple sketch. You may also wish to use this service if your image does not quite meet the requirements above. Please bear in mind that this should only be used as a last resort. We would always recommend hiring a professional when it comes to design-related work. If you would like to use this service, please select it when you add the Custom Ice Stamp to your cart.